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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Nope.
     
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    Nope. If it's just a simple 3 hand with maybe the date just let it run down. When you start talking about perpetual calendars and such, you might want to keep it running.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    But then when do you get to use the cool stylus to press al the cool buttons!
     
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    Good point, stitchy.
     
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  5. Wes Bourne

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    If it makes you feel any better, you ain't the only who has to make them heartbreaking decisions.

    MOAR watches
    or
    RRSP contributions + kid's tuition fund

    :decisions:
     
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    Very nice. It seems that I'm like more pieces from the Cellini line in recent years. There was a sweet dual-time on the inside cover the recent NYT special watch edition supplement.
     
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  7. Keith T

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    Can somebody please jet over to the new VC Tokyo boutique and pick up one of the limited edition black-dial guilloche Traditionnelles for me? KTHX.

    Shouldn't be any problem, they made like 20 of them.

    (I'm not so greedy as to ask for the tourby LOL).

    I can't seem to rip a photo off Hodinkee, but I assume everybody on TWAT probably starts their day by checking Hodinkee first anyway...

    Here's a link:

    http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hands-...for-the-opening-of-their-first-tokyo-boutique
     
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  8. TC (Houston)

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    I've never been much of a VC fan but that one is a real beauty.
     
  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FedEx won't clear delivery of my watch shipped from France until I give them my Social Security number. WTF?
     
  10. RFX45

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    Yup, Happened to me before.
     
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    Customs. Is this the strap or the watch itself?
     
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    RogerP Senior member

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    Quote:WTF indeed. One of many reasons I avoid couriers whenever possible.
     
  13. Keith T

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    Wow.

    At least you don't have to take off your shoes and submit to a full-body scan.
     
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    Yep. It's that shady Importer of Record form. Form 5106.
     
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    Wow. I would be very reluctant to do that. To me that has scam written all over it. FedEx or not.
     
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    Thanks D - I realize that he's back here in full force, but then again, that's kind of what I was looking for.


    Many thanks Foo - much appreciated! Finish quality aside - which I assume can affect its accuracy - it seems that the appreciation of finishings is on par with e.g. the appreciation of a beveled shoe waist. As in, it may make the shoe more elegant, but not a better quality shoe.
     
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    Interesting, many thanks IS. And agreed on Foo's photo essay :bigstar:
     
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  18. mafoofan

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    I wouldn't say it doesn't make a better quality watch--it's just that there is more that goes into it. Keep in mind, mechanical watches are ridiculously obsolete technologically. Within reason, a collector generally doesn't pay more for a watch because it is more accurate (accuracy versus precision is another important distinction to understand). History/lineage, design, beauty, innovation, etc., all matter. Finishing quality is part of that. For me, it is actually critical.

    My earlier point was that there is a difference between finishing quality and the ornateness of decoration. For example, a non-chamfered bridge plate can actually be better finished than a chamfered bridge plate (anglage). There is also good anglage and not-as-good anglage: compare JLC chamfering to Patek chamfering. To carry your analogy a little further, a shoe with a bevelled waist is not necessarily better made or better finished than one without, and some bevelled waists are better than others.
     
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  20. mafoofan

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    They are telling me U.S. Customs needs it. I think because FedEx sucks at getting things cleared through customs. My international shipments have all been through UPS, DHL, or TNT in the past, and I've never had this issue.
     
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